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It’s been miserable. And awesome.

Auckland City 4, WaiBOP United 1 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, February 28 2016 Being a fan of Waikato national league football entities is a lot like being one of those fairground clowns, head rotating back and forth from side to side waiting for the next Ping-Pong ball to be shoved in […]

Sorry WaiBOP…

Waitakere United Youth 2, WaiBOP United Youth 2 Fred Taylor Park, Auckland, February 6 2014 I’ve just had a quick look back through all the ASB Premiership, ASB Youth League and National Women’s League games I have attended featuring my home province since starting this blog. Oh. My. God. As […]

An interview with Peter Smith

When the coaching appointment for the WaiBOP United ASB Premiership franchise was announced, it caused something of a stir. Many thought it odd that the job had been given to a relatively unheralded Scotsman, especially given that Wanderers coach Mark Cossey had done such a wonderful job of salvaging Waikato […]

An interview with Jack Hobson-McVeigh

Jack Hobson-McVeigh

Birkenhead United celebrate their 50th anniversary this year as a football club on the rise. Unbeaten in 2012, they ran away with last season’s Northern Division 1 title and such was their quality that many are tipping the newly promoted outfit as dark horses for the 2013 Northern Premier League. […]

A dormant force

Waikato FC 0, Hawkes Bay United 4 Crown Park, Taupo, February 17 2013 Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake. A dormant volcano, it last erupted around about 180 AD with an explosion so ferocious that it is noted in ancient Chinese history that the sky glowed red. That fact […]

The youth of today

Northern Based New Zealand Under 17s 4, Waikato FC 2 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, January 27 2013 This game took me back. Waaaaaay back to the primary school playgrounds of old. Everyone remembers a scene like it, whether they participated themselves or watched one unfold in front of them. Picture […]

The Edge of reason

Well, there goes all the respect I had for Declan Edge. Waikato FC announced on Tuesday that players Jesse Edge, Harry Edge, Ryan Thomas, Matt Oliver, Dan Looker, Bailey Webster, Harley Tahau, and Mohammed Awad have ceased attending training without any communication with the club, apparently encouraged to pull out […]

Over the Edge

News broke around midday yesterday on the Northern League Forum that Waikato FC has parted company with their coach of two years, the controversial Declan Edge. Edge stepped into the role at the beginning of last season when, as usual, things were looking bleak for the franchise. Waikato stalwart Dave […]